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    #1

    let alone, much less, still less

    Hello!
    1- She can't beat me, let alone/much less/still less him.
    2- She can't beat me, let alone/much less/still less he can.
    Are the two sentences all right, please?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: let alone, much less, still less

    2 doesn't work at all because of "he can". You would have to say something like "She can't beat me any more than he can".
    For me, "She can't beat me, let alone [beat] him" would be OK. It has a different meaning from 2 though.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: let alone, much less, still less

    Sorry. I don't understand the meaning of the phrase "any more than" here. Could you please show me how to use it, emsr2d2?
    Does "She can't beat me any more than he can" mean "He can't beat me, either"?

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    Re: let alone, much less, still less

    No. It means "She can't beat me and he can't beat me either".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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